Eric Stonestreet, who plays gay dad
Cameron on ABC's comedy hit Modern Family, talked gay
parenting during an appearance Friday on ABC's The View.
On the show, Cameron and Mitchell
(played by openly gay Jesse Tyler Ferguson) are raising adoptive
daughter Lilly and planning for a second child.
“The feedback has been 99.9 percent
positive,” Stonestreet said. “I think we were all prepared …
to not be able to make the gay community happy with whatever we did
and I think we were ready for the blowback, if you will, from the
more conservative parts. But we honestly haven't gotten it.”
“Slowly but surely, I think Modern
Family – and Cam and Mitch specifically – are having some impact
on showing people that you don't have to be a man and a woman to give
a child a beautiful, wonderful, loving home,” he said.
Stonestreet, who won an Emmy last year
for his role on Modern Family, went on to thank the show for
giving him a platform to announce that he's openly straight. (The
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